Kristian Aus is at the forefront of a new group of designers: young, fresh and ambitious.
November 21st, 2008
For Industrial Designer Kristian Aus, life is taking off. Aus only graduated from university in 2002, but already he has established himself as a designer to be reckoned with.
In the last two years, he has created his own company, featured in the Launchpad program (twice) and was a prize-winner at the Melbourne Fringe Furniture exhibition
Yet, the success for Aus has been fairly straightforward, "My approach is to attempt to have fun with whatever comes along," he says.
Aus’ company, autumn.products, was established in 2007 as a platform for his own work. Tech-savvy and original, with his own interactive website, Aus already has an incredible understanding of the design industry.
"The designs that I produce have to be unique in some way. This can be in terms of their function or their appearance," he says. "Tactility and a sense of fun are high on the list of features that must be in all of the work."
His most recent work, the ‘Metal Petal’ lighting range, aims to redefine the traditional notion of table lighting. Using creatively cut sheet steel, Aus has created a light that transcends the table light to be multi-functional: as ambient light, direct light or reading light.
Like most designers, young and old, creativity is in Aus’ blood. "It is a passion that seems to have crept up on me, and seems difficult to stop."
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